- The World Health Organization aired some information about the possible vaccine for COVID-19
- Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that a vaccine is still uncertain by now
- He admitted that it would take a year for a firm to finish inventing an effective one
- However, he also mentioned that out of 100 vaccine candidates, one is at the advanced stage of development
The World Health Organization (WHO) shared some important information about a “vaccine” that can effectively fight the dreadful novel coronavirus disease.
KAMI learned that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the said organization, revealed that there are now more than 100 vaccine candidates against COVID-19.
He stated that one of them is already at the advanced stage of development.
However, in a recent report by Reuters, the said official claimed that an “effective” vaccine for the virus is still uncertain for now.
He mentioned that it could take a year before a medical firm finishes inventing it.
"It would be very difficult to say for sure that we will have a vaccine. We never had a vaccine for a coronavirus. So this will be, when discovered, hoping that it will be discovered, it will be the first one,” Tedros quipped.
"Hoping that there will be a vaccine, the estimate is we may have a vaccine within one year. If accelerated, it could be even less than that, but by a couple of months. That's what scientists are saying," he added.
In a previous article by KAMI, an Italian doctor claimed that COVID-19 is already getting weaker and may disappear without the need for a vaccine.
The novel coronavirus disease is undeniably one of the hardest health crises that has ever hit the Philippines and other countries. As of June 26, the total number of confirmed cases in the world has reached 9.7 million.
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